We are sure that we know our world backward and forward and that there is nothing left that can surprise us and make us say “Oh, wow!” But we are wrong.

Thanks to Google and other sites like it, you can know basically everything in and about our world. But, in reality, there are still countless mysteries in the world that are still unsolved.

35 Facts about the world that will surprise even the most intelligent person:

1. There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand in the world

2. For every human on earth, there is 1.6 million ants

3. The word ‘set’ has the most number of definitions (464) in the English language

4. The jaw is the most commonly used joint in the human body

5. Starfish are not fish (they’re sea urchins) and killer whales are not whales (they’re dolphins)

6. In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator

7. The naked mole rat is immune to cancer and can live with almost no oxygen

8. The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon

9. Charles Darwin was the first person who had the idea to attach wheels to his office chair to move around more quickly

10. Whips make a cracking sound because the tip actually moves faster than the speed of sound, creating a small sonic boom

11. Paper cuts are more painful than regular cuts because such a wound almost never bleeds; instead, nerve endings stay open to the air which irritates them

12. 99% of the microbes that live inside humans are unknown to science

13. Animals avoid power lines because they are scared of ultraviolet flashes invisible to the human eye

14. The mouth of a blue whale can hold its own bodyweight in water

15. An average adult contains 7 quintillion joules of potential energy (or, 30 hydrogen bombs)

16. If you make ice cubes with tap water, they will be white; if you use boiled water, they will be transparent

17. Honey is the only food that does not spoil

18. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W)

19. The strongest muscle in the human body (proportional to its size) is the tongue

20. To tell a real diamond from a fake one, breathe on it; fake ones will fog up while real ones will stay clear

21. It takes such little electricity to charge your phone that if you calculated the yearly cost of it, it would be less than $1

22. The 3 most sold products in human history are the iPhone, Harry Potter books, and Rubik’s Cube

23. Besides the 5 senses, you also have proprioception, awareness of the position of your body parts

24. The Spanish word ‘esposas’ means both ‘handcuffs’ and ‘wives’

25. The lighter was invented ten years earlier than the match

26. When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells don’t disappear — they simply change in size

27. If you wanted to burn 1 calorie by clicking on a mouse, you would need to click a mouse button 10 million times

28. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect pieces

29. Speaking of dolphins, they can actually call each other by name

30. One piece of space junk returns to earth every day

31. Humans completely replace their outer skin every month

32. Due to gravity, the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters

33. Getting struck by lightening heats skin up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit

34. 99% of the earth’s gold is located in its core

35. A cockroach can live a few weeks without its head, before eventually dying of hunger

Source: https://theheartysoul.com

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